war zone 2 is almost here, along with the start of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Season 1, the addition of the new DMZ mode, and a wealth of new content to dive into.
The new free to play call of Duty Battle Royale includes the new Al Mazrah map, an all-new Battle Pass, and overhauled game systems including 2v2 Gulag matches, all-new Buy Stations, and a collapsing circle that can break into two or three smaller circles.
subpoena for war zone 2 has started now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC via Battle.net and Steam. I tested preloading and ran into a couple of issues I’m currently working on with Activision. Basically, go to your platform’s storefront and search for war zone 2 When it appears, you should be able to just hit the pre-load button and start installing.
However, some of the shortcomings I’ve encountered include:
- When I press preload on steam it just launches Modern Warfare II. The game may already be pre-installed. I’m not sure!
- On PlayStation 5 if I search for war zone 2 it doesn’t appear. Modern Warfare II appears, as well as some packs for the original war zone, but no war zone 2
However, you can go to this link which will take you to war zone 2 Website where you can select your platform of choice and add the game to your library (theoretically, that should work!). For example, this link takes me straight to the PlayStation version of the game and gives me the option to add it to my library.
As I followed the steps from this link, I discovered that on PlayStation, war zone 2 shows up as Modern Warfare II. There is no separate game or icon or page for it. I was able to preload, but I can’t tell if it preloads the whole thing Modern Warfare II Game (which I don’t own on PlayStation!) or just war zone. However, the file size is 38.6 GB. More on that in a second.
Speaking of file size, how much storage space does Warzone 2 use?
I’m trying to get confirmation of download size from Activision, but right now I’m seeing conflicting reports. This is reported by many sales outlets, for example war zone 2 takes up 115 GB on Xbox and PlayStation, but when I have the game preinstalled on my Xbox Series X, here is the screen when I go to manage the game:
As you can see, I show here war zone 2 takes up a whopping 6.2 GB. The total footprint of Modern Warfare II Campaign, Co-op, Multiplayer and Warzone 2 is under 50 GB.
Meanwhile, I was able to see the pre-load size on Battle.net. I have Modern Warfare II installed on Steam and on the war zone 2 Page states that you need 125 GB of space on your computer to install the game. However, in Battle.net, preloading only requires 17.4 GB:
if war zone 2 is only 6.2 GB on Xbox and 17.4 GB on Battle.net. I can’t imagine it’s 38.6GB on PlayStation, which to me suggests there’s a “base” game that has files for both Modern Warfare II and war zone 2, and this will also install on my PlayStation 5 (where I really don’t have that much space! I only do this for science!)
It’s possible that this is just the initial preload size and another major update is on the way that will require a lot more disk space. I’ve asked for clarification and will update this post as I learn more.
All of this means we have limited information at this point, but the actual bias isn’t that great as far as I can tell, ranging from 6.2GB towards Xbox 17.4GB on PC and 38.6GB on PlayStationalthough it’s probably smaller there if you already have it Modern Warfare II Furnished.
Oh, and right now my Steam install of Modern Warfare II—probably with war zone 2 preinstalled – is 55.45 GB. I think it was around 30GB at launch. So it’s possible that on Steam the war zone 2 Update was about 25GB but I’m not entirely sure as updates between launch and now could affect the base install size.
Secrets abound! See you this Wednesday in the Warzone! If everything goes according to plan and not constantly crashing down on us, that’s!